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clock-o2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English


Beat the crowds at Westminster Abbey and the Changing of the Guard on this 2.5-hour walking tour in London. Get fast-track admission to Westminster Abbey, where Britain’s monarchs have been crowned since 1066, and see highlights such as Elizabeth I’s ornate tomb, the Coronation Chair and Poets’ Corner, where some of England’s most famous writers, playwrights and poets are laid to rest. After, continue along the Mall to Buckingham Palace with your guide to see the pomp and pageantry of the Changing of the Guard ceremony.
  • 2.5-hour Westminster Abbey and Changing of the Guard walking tour in London
  • Save time with fast-track admission to Westminster Abbey
  • See the Coronation Chair, where monarchs from William the Conqueror to Queen Elizabeth II were crowned
  • Wander through the Cloisters, see the College Garden and hear about the abbey’s long history from the guide
  • Watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony outside Horse Guards Parade or along the Mall
  • Listen to entertaining and informative commentary about the British Royal Family outside Buckingham Palace
  • Small-group tour with numbers limited to 25 people

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

From fast-track tickets to prime Changing of the Guard views, this tour streamlines sightseeing logistics.


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Dec 2017

changing of the guards wasnt on that day. Save your money and go on a walking tour by yourself. westminster abbey isnt that expensive to get into and the changing of the guards is free just check the time and get there like an hour before hand to get a good spot, went the next day when the changing of the guards and did pretty much everything that was on this tour and did it for half the price, save your money and spend it on something well worth it

, Oct 2017

Mark was our guide and very informative. He also took us to an area less crowded so we could see the Changing of the Guard it is not at the heart of Buckingham Palace - just FYI. Just be prepared to walk fast and a little ways to get there for that portion. You tour the Abbey first, then go to the Changing of the Guard. Overall, it was good. Our 9 and 13 year old got a little bored during the Abbey portion, but that is just age and less interest in historical info! Nice tour.

, Sep 2017

Well done. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour guide. He was clear and very knowledgeable.

, Aug 2017

We had a great tour of Westminster by Augusta August 2017 and she was very good in her knowledge of history, detail and a great tour guide! She knew a great viewing spot exactly where to go for changing of the guard and her timing was perfect so we can see it all. It was wonderful.

, Jul 2017

Guy the Guide was fabulous, extremely knowledgeable. Tour experience was amazing and great to get skip the line entrance instead of queuing up

, Jul 2017

The Westminster Abbey component was the only part of the trip that was value for money and worth doing. The changing of the guard was a mad dash to see the guards go back into the barracks. The changing all happened prior to us getting there.

, Jul 2017

Guide was very knowledgable and personable. But the route and views that we were able to get weren't great and were disappointing for the money paid. If going again, I'd do this on my own.

, Jul 2017

this was a wonderful , informative tour thanks to our guide Augusta Harris who was so informative with facts and side stories I didn't expect. she had very interesting facts and amusing stories that went with these facts as we all know history can sometimes be a little dry.
highly recommend this tour with Augusta

, Jun 2017

Augusta was a fantastic guide. Very knowledgeable and entertaining to both my wife and our children. She has a passion for the subject and it is very engaging. Thank you again.

, Jun 2017

Zelli was an outstanding tour guide. We really enjoyed the tour

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